Bourbon Balls
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Serves: 36
  • 10 oz. Nilla wafers or graham crackers, crushed into crumbs (about 2.5 cups crumbs -- I grind them up in the food processor)
  • 1 c. pecan halves, ground finely in a food processor
  • ½ c. powdered sugar
  • 6 oz. chocolate chips
  • ½ c. bourbon
  • 3 T. golden syrup or light corn syrup
  1. Combine cookie crumbs, ground pecans and powdered sugar.
  2. In a microwaveable bowl, microwave the chocolate until it's melted (I usually do it for 30 seconds, then in 10 second intervals, stirring between each interval, and stop before they're totally melted because they'll melt as you stir). Add in bourbon and corn syrup and stir to combine (the chocolate will seize a bit and the bourbon won't incorporate well. Just do the best you can).
  3. Add the chocolate mixture to the crumbs mixture, and stir until thoroughly combined. Chill at least 30 minutes.
  4. Pour some granulated sugar into a dish. (For the red bourbon ball, I used red sanding sugar, but it didn't adhere to the cookies as well as the regular granulated sugar, and it also didn't taste quite as good). Form the chocolate mixture into small balls the size of grapes, and roll each ball in the sugar.
  5. These will store for up to a month in a lidded container.
Recipe by The Domestic Front at